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WVU Alzheimer's Research to Move into Human Trials

Updated: 04/03/2013 - The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute says its research into Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases will move into human clinical trials in the next few years.

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1on1: Spring Allergy Season

Updated: 04/03/2013 - We look at current numbers, what's coming, and what you can do to combat it. We talk with Dr. Steven Pence of Allergy & Asthma Associates of Virginia, located in Harrisonburg.

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W.Va. Senate Mandates Maternity Coverage

Posted: 04/02/2013 - Any West Virginia insurance policy that covers maternity services would have to provide those benefits to everyone covered by the policy, not just the policy holder.

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Pres. Obama to Propose $100M Brain Mapping Project

Posted: 04/02/2013 - Pres. Barack Obama is asking Congress to spend $100 million next year to start a new project to map the human brain in hopes of eventually finding cures for diseases like Alzheimer's.

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FDA Says Longer Use of Nicotine Gum is OK

Posted: 04/01/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration says smokers that are trying to quit can safely use nicotine gum, patches and lozenges for longer than previously recommended

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MSHA: W.Va. Mine's Ventilation Plans Were a Hazard

Posted: 03/27/2013 - Federal regulators issued 196 citations during February impact inspections at 14 U.S. mines, including a southern West Virginia coal mine that was targeted for its ventilation plans.

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Amendment Bars Abortion in Va Federal Exchange

Updated: 03/26/2013 - Gov. Bob McDonnell wants to prohibit abortion coverage through insurance plans purchased through the federally run health care exchange that will serve Virginia.

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Rockefeller Hosts W.Va. Hearing on Video Violence

Posted: 03/25/2013 - Parents, mental health experts and representatives of the video game industry are gathering in Martinsburg to discuss the impact violence may have on the adolescent brain.

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Report: Health Care Helping to Drive W.Va. Economy

Posted: 03/22/2013 - A new report for WVU Healthcare shows its facilities, West Virginia University's health schools and West Virginia United Health System hospitals collectively support more than 12,000 jobs.

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U.Va. Nursing Program Gets $5 Million Gift

Posted: 03/22/2013 - A $5 million gift from a Washington-area financier and his wife will double help double the enrollment in the clinical nurse leader's program at the University of Virginia School of Nursing.

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W.Va. Center Helps Doctors with Electronic Records

Posted: 03/20/2013 - A state program that promotes the use of electronic health records says it has achieved its goal of helping 1,000 doctors convert to the new record-keeping method.

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U. of Richmond Issues Mumps Alert

Posted: 03/20/2013 - Students at the University of Richmond are being advised to take precautions following an outbreak of mumps.

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W.Va. Warns Horse Owners about Herpes Virus

Posted: 03/15/2013 - Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick is urging West Virginia horse owners to step up their biosecurity practices after recent outbreaks of equine herpes in other states.

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Bill to Reduce Medicaid Costs Cut up in Committee

Updated: 03/14/2013 - A West Virginia bill intended to streamline the way Medicaid patients get to the doctor's office would be more difficult to manage and less effective after amendments made by a senate committee.

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The Struggle of Overcoming a Brain Injury

Updated: 03/13/2013 - About 4,000 people in our area may be living with a disability because of a brain injury. That's why Valley organizations are reminding neighbors these type of injuries are more common than you think.

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Study Looks at Child Nutrition on SNAP Program

Updated: 03/13/2013 - Making sure families eat healthy foods continues to be a public health challenge for families around the world. Research from the American Academy of Pediatrics said that's also true for low-income families.

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